Thursday, September 30, 2010

Glitter Spider Art

Thursday, September 30, 2010



I have had this idea bouncing around in my head for a while, then, when I saw Jen's specimen art I knew I had to make it a reality! I had already tried glittering some spider rings for a project that FAILED!! I knew it would work but I needed the rest of the supplies. I ran to Michael's and got the exact frames Jen used (they were a steal!). I also had to buy some glitter- Michael's had a pack of about 10 different colors and with a coupon it turned out to be about $4. I bought a pack of spider rings at Wal-mart for $2 and I have a TON left over.


To start I lightly coated the spider with glue on the whole top and the bottom of the legs. I just used Elmer's and it works great. Then I sprinkled it with glitter and let it dry. Repeat for all your spiders. When they are dry, I took them outside and gave them a light coat of a clear varnish so the glitter would stay put a little better.



After they dry, cut off the ring part. I used these jewelry wire cutters because the angle of the snips let me get in really close to the spider body.




Using foam squares (I doubled them up) I placed the spiders on my scrapbook paper in a grid pattern.





Put the frame around it and there you go. I wish I could take better pictures of this, but it's hard to see the glitter and not have reflections in the glass at the same time. I LOVE this project! I love all the colors of spiders, but it would also be great with all black or just black and orange spiders too!
*update- my awesome friend and neighbor Chantelle helped me out and took the first two photos! They are much better than what I managed to get. Thanks a Ton Chan! Go check out her other amazing pictures here!

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17 comments:

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

So, I won't be making one of these because I am deathly afraid of spiders. But I think it's so cute, and I really like the glitter aspect. Maybe snazzy spiders aren't so bad:)

Karen said...

Super cute, Amy!! I love how it turned out.

Heather L. said...

That is just too cute! We glittered some spider rings, too, but I haven't done anything with them yet. I might have to copy your idea! Great job!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

LOVE this spider art. I love the glitter on them - it really makes them look great!
~stopping by from Tatertos & Jello!~ :)

Jen said...

That is a wonderful idea! It turned out darling!!!

Jennifer said...

love this!!! actually i love anything with glitter but... this is just fun!!
jen@eighteen25

kim c said...

great project. so simple, so classic. very cool.

southernscraps said...

This is adorable!

Michelle@Sustainably Chic Designs said...

I LOVE this! I am so making one of my own! Thanks for sharing!

http://sustainablychicdesigns.blogspot.com/

C.R.A.F.T. said...

LOVE this! come on over and link up to MMM :)

Sandy Ang said...

How clever !

Jessica Hills said...

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Carmie of the Single Nester said...

With some glitter, these spiders don't look too scary :)

Young and Crafty said...

This is just so cute!

I'd love for you to link up to Scraptastic Saturday! (If you'd like)

Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/2010/10/scraptastic-saturday_08.html

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

That's so pretty! I love colorful Halloween decorations. I just clicked over from Tatertots and Jello and would love to link to this if you didn't mind.

Young and Crafty said...

Thanks so much for linking up to SS!

Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

Hillary said...

Awesome, Amy! Love it!!

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